COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Currently, all individuals in South Carolina aged 12 and above are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is safe and effective at reducing your risk of contracting the virus, particularly in severe forms.

Lander University does not require COVID-19 vaccination but strongly encourages all eligible campus members who wish to be vaccinated to do so. Being vaccinated is one of the best ways you can protect your health and that of those around you.

 

Lander University Vaccine Point of Dispensing (P.O.D.)

All members of the Lander community are eligible to receive the vaccine free-of-charge through the Student Wellness Center. This includes all full-time and part-time students, faculty and staff, as well as out-of-state and international students who are residing in South Carolina at this time.

The Wellness Center has access to the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is approved for patients aged 18+ and is a single-dose shot administered in the muscle of the upper arm. There is no booster, or second dose, required with this product. (Learn more about the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine on the FDA’s website.)

Vaccinations are available at the Wellness Center (864-388-8885), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and walk-ups are welcome. You may also use DHEC’s Vaccine Locator tool or Vaccines.gov to find a vaccination location.

  • Vaccines are administered at the Wellness Center on a first-come, first-served basis while doses are available. Appointments take approximately 30 minutes, allowing time for check-in, administration of the vaccine, and observation following the injection.
  • At the time of your appointment, please bring your Lander ID and your state/federal/international identification that verifies your full legal name and date of birth.
  • There is no fee for the vaccination, and your health information will be kept confidential. The Wellness Center will not collect/ask for insurance information, and no payment is needed.

Campus members younger than 18 are not eligible to receive the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine through Lander’s clinic. Those individuals may be eligible to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines through their health care providers, or through community vaccinators, such as Self Regional Healthcare and local pharmacies.